Welcome to Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith, LLC – a group practice offering more than 60 years combined experience committed to providing competent mental health care. Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith, LLC, located in the Arkansas River Valley, has been providing professional psychological services to the residents of Northwest Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma since 1991. Our clinical staff consists of licensed mental-health professionals who provide quality treatment to people of all ages, addressing a wide variety of issues.


We’ve moved! Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith, LLC is now operating at a brand new location of: 900 South 21st St, Fort Smith, AR, 72901

Dr. Phil Barling and Candace York, LPC, are now offering mental health services in Fort Smith, AR, in a brand new office space. Located at the Southwest corner of 21st St and H St. Call 479-783-0445 or email info@forsmithpsychology.com with any questions or assistance to schedule an appointment.


Candace York, LPC, has worked part time with Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith for nearly 10 years and joined the practice full time in June of 2022. Watch this short video message to learn more about her experience and how she can help you or a loved one.


In our continued commitment to providing mental health services, we now offer interactive video sessions for telehealth appointments.

Note: Not all insurance carriers cover telehealth appointments the same as in-person visits. Please verify with your insurance carrier to confirm telehealth coverage prior to your appointment.

Here at Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith, LLC, we use a HIPPA-compliant, secure platform that is user-friendly. To get more information about these services or to book an appointment, please call our office at (479) 783-0445.

Read our latest blog posts:

Creating Mentally Healthy Habits During Unpredictable Times

Being a mindful, intentional person is the only way to truly shape our world by shaping our own habits. Empowerment is the result of recognizing that we can, in fact, influence the course of our lives through intentionally directing our responses.

The Courage of Love

Love is the most powerful emotion. Love heals, love wins, love is the end all be all. We aspire to it, spend our whole lives chasing it, seeking it, giving it, losing it, and wind up starting all over again.

Navigating These Unprecedented Times

We need to frequently remind ourselves of this — we are living in crazy, unprecedented times. But that does not mean that we are “crazy” or that we have to become “crazy.”

Our Practice Areas

  • Emotional Distress
  • Relationships of all types
  • Developmental Issues
  • Lifespan Issues
  • Mind-body Issues
  • Self-awareness and Self-regulation
  • Psychological Trauma

At Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith, LLC, we treat a variety of mental health issues and care for you throughout all stages of life. Our expert staff is well-equipped to assist you in becoming a healthier, happier you.

We firmly believe good mental health is essential for the best quality of life. Our goal is to assist clients in overcoming obstacles that prevent them from leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle. We emphasize the development of psychological skills and helpful techniques as part of our approach to treating unique challenges. Our team’s extensive training and expertise allows us to pursue our mission and promote effective healing so our patients enjoy good mental health throughout any stage of life.

Whether you’re an adult struggling to navigate life’s greatest challenges, a teenager having a hard time adapting, or the parent of a child who needs a little extra help – we have the tools and expert professional staff to treat your needs.


In 2022, Richard F. “Rick” Murphy, Jr. PhD, retired after a professional career that spanned five decades.  Along with Dr. Phil Barling, Dr. Murphy co-founded Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith in 1991.  During his career, Dr. Murphy helped thousands of people in the River Valley.  We at CPFS, congratulate Dr. Murphy on his career and wish him a long and enjoyable retirement.

The information on this website is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be psychological advice and should not be considered a substitute for consultation with a licensed mental health professional.

Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith, LLC • 900 South 21st St • Fort Smith, AR 72901 • 479-783-0445